A couple people have asked today about Friday abstinence from meat.
Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Today, 11 June 2021 is…
a) a Friday,
b) the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and as such
c) a Solemnity (N.O. calendar – 1st Class TLM), and therefore
d) NOT a day for obligatory abstinence from meat, etc.
Some printed trad calendars not withstanding, we go by the Code of Canon Law. And that’s the Code as it is now, not as it was or as we think it ought to be.
If you want to eat meat today, you can do so with a light heart, even if it goes straight to your left anterior descending.
If you don’t want to eat meat today, you can abstain with a light heart, even if it is vegan.
Obligatory abstinence on such a joyful feast as today is seems contrary to our Catholic identity.
I think I’ll be a “glad trad” today and have a cheeseburger for lunch. Perhaps Culver’s.